Waking up your lazy Fedora 14 ThinkPad X40

Hardware

After initially mentioning here that my ThinkPad X40 had no suspend issues on Fedora 14, the reported issues with suspending on that hardware have sporadically started to occur. I don't know why it works sometimes and not other times, unless a recent software update stuffed something up.

Fortunately I have a solution! If your ThinkPad X40 doesn't come out of standby, hold the power button, then hit a random number of keys for upwards of 20 seconds. That seems like a long time and the screen remains dark the entire time, but eventually it wakes up.

Arch Linux never did this on this machine, so I'm thinking its a Red Hat issue, or maybe the latest kernel doesn't like this machine either. Oh well, se a vida é.

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